Japanese Broadcaster Sends False North Korean Missile Alert

Missile Alert

Japan Pulls a Hawaii …

False Alarm Over North Korea

1/16/2018 7:17 AM PST

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The good news is Japan is NOT paying close attention to Hawaii anymore.

The country’s public broadcaster, NHK, fired off an alert Tuesday warning a North Korean missile was incoming, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

The warning went out to everyone who had the NHK app, and read: “North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government alert: evacuate inside the building or underground.” It took about 5 minutes before NHK sent out a follow-up to say it was a false alarm. 

Unlike the blunder in Hawaii, Japanese residents have reason to be on edge — last year North Korea fired 2 missiles over the country.

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